Granada Hills, CA

Electromagnetic locking system for trash cans

The Granada Hills Charter School InvenTeam will invent an electromagnetically locking trash bin to keep wildlife out. A ferromagnetic lock will keep the bin shut when upright and an electromagnetic lock will activate when the device is tipped and falling over. The system will not interfere with local trash collection processes.

Recent Team Blogs

April 8, 2019
On February 13, 2019, the GHC InvenTeam held their Mid-Grant Technical Review. Our team hosted our parents and members of the community. At this event we presented our progress on our invention and answered all the questions our audience had about our invention and subteams’...
February 7, 2019
On January 15, the Granada Hills Charter High School InvenTeam was given the opportunity to present a product pitch to the Toll Brothers. The Toll Brothers is an award winning home builder that creates luxurious new construction homes who develop their homes in Porter Ranch-- where our invention...
February 6, 2019
Even though school was on winter break, the Granada Hills Charter High School InvenTeam wasn’t! Our team came in to practice and learned a new skill- Arduinos! Arduino is a hardware and software company that allows others to redistribute and modify their products. An Arduino Uno is a...
February 5, 2019
On November 27, the members of the Granada Hills Charter High School InvenTeam took a field trip to a facility of LA Sanitation. This can be accredited to the engineers, Marco Sanchez and Raymond Roseadi that our team met during the STEM Breakfast held at Granada Hills Charter High School. Due...
December 19, 2018
As a part of Granada’s InvenTeam’s SEAL journey, Granada Hills Charter High School hosted a STEM breakfast  to provide students an opportunity to discuss ideas with fellow community members and professionals such as field representative for Dante Acosta, Angelica Chavez and civil...
November 29, 2018
The Granada Hills Charter High School Science Team received a $10,000 grant from the Lemelson-MIT Program. The team consists of 16 brilliant inventors guided by their coaches and mentors, Ellen Reavey and Jeanette Chips. Their invention, The System of Electromagnetic Assisted Locking (SEAL...